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Robin Hood

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Rudgate - Well BlatheredExceptional1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideExceptional1
Moorhouse's - Black Cat MildExceptional2
Rudgate - Ruby MildExceptional2
Westerham - William Wilberforce Freedom AleExceptional1
Adnams - LighthouseExceptional1
Whitstable - Oyster StoutExceptional2
Goacher's - Real Mild AleExceptional1
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Gold TopExceptional1
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Original Port StoutExcellent2
Abigale - SamphireExcellent1
Tring - Jack O LegsExcellent1
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)Excellent1
Wantsum - ImperiumExcellent1
Weltons - Pride & JoyExcellent1
Brewster's - Marquis BitterExcellent1
Kent - CobnutExcellent1
Cotleigh - Harrier LiteExcellent1
Wantsum - Black PigExcellent1
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale (or EIPA)Excellent1
Adnams - Ghost ShipGood1
Kent - Spring WheatGood1
Hop Fuzz - ChocolatierGood1
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin IPA (was Ruby Beer, was Hobgoblin)Not Tried0
Otter - BitterNot Tried0
Moorhouse's - Pendle Witches BrewNot Tried0
Cotleigh - BuzzardNot Tried0
Skinner's - Cornish Knocker AleNot Tried0
Wye Valley - HPA (Hereford Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Loddon - HoppitNot Tried0
Acorn - BlondeNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. Robin Hood, Blue Bell Hill, Kent

Visits Details

22 Sep 2013 (Alenomore)
13:00 visit. Having been to a classic car show in nearby Aylesford, we brought the old girl' here. A good mixed crowd of hikers, greenlaners, horse riders and diners. And the 3 cheese ploughmans lunch was nice, and very good value too.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
28 Oct 2012 (Pedro)
Afternoon - Didn't partake of the festival I object to all the extra costs they impose!
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Good
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
24 Jun 2012 (Alenomore)
Arrived here at 1500 after cycling from the County Town, uphill all the way, via the Old Chatham Road, but I knew the effort would be worth it! The annual summer beer & music festival was in full swing, a good crowd, a Hog Roast on the go, a Rock & Roll band on and over 30 ales in the big marquee. Nearly all ales were from Kent brewers, which is always good to see. And all this for only a £3 entrance charge plus a souvenir pint glass. A nice afternoon out.
Westerham - William Wilberforce Freedom Ale4.00ExceptionalA top ale.
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Gold Top4.30ExceptionalA decent stout. My ale of the fest.
Wantsum - Black Pig4.80ExcellentA decent dark un'.
Abigale - Samphire4.10ExcellentAgain, Abigale comes up trumps.
Wantsum - Imperium4.00ExcellentVery good.
Kent - Cobnut4.10ExcellentAnother top ale from the Kent Brewery.
Kent - Spring Wheat4.80GoodA fair try on this style.
Hop Fuzz - Chocolatier4.20GoodOk but needs more Chocolate in it.
18 Apr 2012 (Angie)
Looking for some interesting beers but none here so moved on.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
25 Jun 2011 (Pedro)
Decided to check out the entry deal having been very annoyed last year, only to find again you must buy a glass (non-returnable) and the starter pack (for 10 halfs) costs £20.....silly, no good for drivers wanting to have a quick couple !...although I was on foot I left in disgust at being expected to pay equivalent of £4/pint rediculous !
26 Jun 2010 (Pedro)
Afternoon visit after 6 mile hike - Thanks to Al for listing all the beers which at £3-20 weren't cheap ignoring the extra costs for lanyard and glass !
Rudgate - Well Blathered5.00Exceptionalsuper !
Moorhouse's - Black Cat Mild3.40Excellent
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Excellent
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale (or EIPA)4.10Excellent
Whitstable - Oyster Stout4.50Excellent
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Original Port Stout4.80Excellent
Tring - Jack O Legs4.20Excellent
Weltons - Pride & Joy2.80Excellent
26 Jun 2010 (Alenomore)
First visit and well worth the hike! (Bus 155 to Burham (Windmill Inn) then 12 minutes up an incredibly steep bridleway and there it is). Management here look to have spent a lot of money on this beer fest, there second, with a large marquee, well laid out stillage and bar, pa system and a large screen for the footy. Hog roast and extra toilets and an extensive garden area. A very pleasant pub, with 3 regular handpumps inside and 24 ales and 6 ciders on for the b/f. A great afternoon had by all...
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40ExceptionalIn top condition.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10ExceptionalIn the pub and top condtion here.
Moorhouse's - Black Cat Mild3.40Exceptional
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40ExceptionalA top class mild and worthy 2009 champion.
Whitstable - Oyster Stout4.50Exceptional
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40ExceptionalFirst and last of the fest and the best I sampled of the day.
Cotleigh - Harrier Lite3.50Excellent
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Original Port Stout4.80Excellent
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)3.60Excellent
Brewster's - Marquis Bitter3.80Excellent
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not TriedIn the pub.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not TriedIn the pub.
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale (or EIPA)4.10Not Tried
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin IPA (was Ruby Beer, was Hobgoblin)4.50Not Tried
Otter - Bitter3.60Not Tried
Moorhouse's - Pendle Witches Brew5.10Not Tried
Cotleigh - Buzzard4.80Not Tried
Skinner's - Cornish Knocker Ale4.50Not Tried
Wye Valley - HPA (Hereford Pale Ale)4.00Not Tried
Rudgate - Well Blathered5.00Not Tried
Loddon - Hoppit3.50Not Tried
Tring - Jack O Legs4.20Not Tried
Weltons - Pride & Joy2.80Not Tried
Acorn - Blonde4.00Not Tried

About the Robin Hood

The pub sign. Robin Hood, Blue Bell Hill, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Blue Bell Hill, Kent, ME5 9RJ.

Lovely old country pub. Low, beamed ceilings. Many additions added and extensive gardens. Quality food menu and 3 handpumps on. The Robin Hood is a 700 year old Grade II listed inn that used to be owned by Courage.

We have visited this pub 7 times, seen 35 different beers and tried 23 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME5 9RJ